This Christmas, I asked my wife for a blood pressure monitor. It’s not the most romantic of presents, but it certainly beats socks.
I have a family history of heart disease, and I am aware that people with high blood pressure rarely have symptoms. So unless you are tested, you probably won’t know you have a problem until you have a heart attack or stroke. And new research suggests that long-term damage is happening to your brain, even when blood pressure is only slightly above what would be considered ‘normal’.
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Who is Britain's greatest prime minister?
Three hundred years ago this month, Robert Walpole became Britain’s first PM. To mark this huge moment in political history, we asked five historians to nominate the 10 leaders who they believe accomplished most during their residency in Number 10
HOW YOUR BRAIN CREATES REALITY
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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
MEET THE COMMUNITIES FORGING THE WAY TO ATRASH-FREE FUTURE, BY RESHAPING UNWANTED BY-PRODUCTS INTO VALUABLE RESOURCES
Inside the world's first airport for drones and flying cars
Plans to build the world’s first off-grid transport hub for drones and air-taxis have just received government funding. The Urban Air Port, located in Coventry, will offer flying electric vehicles a place to charge and load up. The project aims to lay the groundwork for a web of transport hubs that could provide a green, clean remedy to our cities’ groaning infrastructure. Daniel Bennett talks to Ricky Sandhu, the founder and CEO of Urban Air Port, to see if the idea could take off.
A SCIENTIST'S GUIDE TO LIFE - HOW TO GET FIT AT HOME
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PUMAS IN THE PEAKS
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From the ocean depths to remote rainforests, bioluminescent organisms light up the natural world. We take an illuminating look at the species that glow in the dark.
ALEXA, TELL ME A STORY
Dr Lara Martin wants to teach artificial intelligence how to tell a tale and tell it well. She reveals to Amy Barrett why we need to train machines how to be storytellers and what Dungeons & Dragons has to do with it all….
A UNIVERSE FULL OF SEE-THROUGH STARS
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A SAFE SPACE
Intrusive social media and online shouting matches have left people seeking the internet hideouts that allow them to be themselves
Countryside Wellness with Marika Blossfeldt
Meet Marika Blossfeldt, founder of Polli Talu (Polli’s Farm), an Estonian wellness retreat by the gentle Baltic Sea. Guests practice mindfulness, yoga and a diet of whole, real foods. We sat down with Marika to find out how you can bring the beneficial magic of Polli Talu into your home.
SHARING IS CARING
Central Florida Health Care Explains the Importance of the Health Information Exchange
20 Ways To Save On Health Care
From maximizing insurance benefits to shopping for discounts to funding tax-advantaged accounts, these tips will lower your costs no matter how you get your care.
How Boring Benefits Can Pay Off
The pandemic, the grim economy, and the stress of remote work have made employees’ physical, mental, and financial well-being more important than ever. At the same time, bosses are trying to meet their employees’ needs on a tighter budget. One solution? Voluntary benefits.
Who Guards The Security Guards?
The people asked to enforce covid safety rules put up with low pay, minimal training, and some dangerously angry customers
Youyang Gu – Covid's Data Superstar
It was global public-health institutions vs. a guy living with his parents in California
A Practical Wish List For Joe Biden
Some doable libertarian ideas for the new President
The price is right
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A Letter From the Youth Fair President
THE POLK COUNTY YOUTH FAIR IS ALMOST HERE!
Work From Home— Wherever That Is
The pandemic has made it easier to work from a distance, but some far-flung workers have to follow special rules for taxes, health care and insurance.